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Red Bulls, Rapids Eke into MLS Playoffs

  • USA Today, Monday, October 16, 2006 4:29 PM
In Major League Soccer's only make-or-break end of season clash, Red Bull New York came from behind to beat the Kansas City Wizards and take from them the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls would storm back after going behind in a third-minute; Amado Guevara struck twice from the penalty spot before sealing the match with an accurate 23-yard left foot strike in the 75th minute. The Wizards scored a second in the 83rd, but it only made for a nervous finale. Elsewhere, the Rapids' 3-3 tie with Houston was good enough to secure fourth place in the West. The L.A. Galaxy came out on fire on Saturday at home to FC Dallas, routing the Western conference leader, 5-2. The win was enough for last year's MLS champion to finish fifth, ahead of RSL on goal difference. New York will open MLS Cup 2006 with the home leg of their conference semifinal against first-place D.C. United. Chicago hosts the opening tie of its semi with new England, Colorado will host Dallas, and Chivas USA will host its first-ever playoff game against Houston in the final MLS playoff game on Sunday.

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